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Grateful Dead Live at Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park on 1975-09-28

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Grateful Dead Live at Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park on 1975-09-28


Topics Live concert


Help On The Way-> Slipknot!, The Music Never Stopped, They Love Each Other, Beat It On Down The Line*-> Franklin's Tower, Big River, It Must Have Been The Roses, Truckin'-> The Eleven Jam-> Drums -> Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey-> Not Fade Away -> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad -> One More Saturday Night


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD : MR > DAT > CDR (HHb850)
Taped by
Transferred by

Notes

SBD : MR > DAT > CDR (HHb850); DAT > CDR transfer by Dan Sisler; Seeded to etree by Alan J. Fink

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Reviews

Reviewer: lindleymeadows75 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 18, 2017
Subject: My first show
Hitched from Palo Alto on a rumor. Wandered around Golden Gate for a while and found the meadow. That's when it all began. Amazing to listen after all these years and be transported back. Thanks for the bus ride boys, see you in Boulder come June.
Reviewer: ToddWCorey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2016
Subject: "Eleven"
Yes, this jam is in 11/8 time. Yes, this means you can rightfully call it an "eleven" jam. But that doesn't make it "The Eleven". Just because a jam is in 7 doesn't make it Estimated or Money Money; just because a jam is in 10 doesn't make it Playing. A VERY cool jam, to be sure, but this cannot rightfully be called "The Eleven Jam". Call it a jam in 11, but this jam has none of "The Eleven"'s signature licks or chord changes.

Check out 8/6/82 St Paul for another great jam (after Space) that features The Other One theme in 11 time!
Reviewer: dperk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2015
Subject: Got to love it...
esp. because of "it must have been the roses", Jerry does a great job both singin' and playin'. Love that song.
To record this and anything else from the web, get a copy of "wondershare streaming audio recorder". Have your media player opened at the same time and the songs will go in and then you can make cd's. Best thing ever. I have quite the collection now. The program can be a little fickle, so keep trying.
Reviewer: GratefulPack - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 31, 2015
Subject: I need a copy of this show
Does anyone have any idea how I might find a cd or digital copy of this show with recording quality we're listening to on this page? Archive.org has a downloadable version of this show, but it's not the quality of this version, which is incredible.

Jerry's playing on GDTRFB is nuts.
Reviewer: sallymander57 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 27, 2015
Subject: Barely missed this show
The jammin from Truckin till the end of the show is the best ever. Big advantage for the '70s, no screeching Donna Jean, her mike was turned way down.
Years later Phil said that this was the last time the entire band was stoned on acid while playing.
Reviewer: beedub - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2013
Subject: Bolinas to SF
Never forget this day; woke up in Bolinas, hitched to GGPark, saw the Dead and ended up at home in Berkeley that night. The show? C'mon, you kidding? Just listen to it.
Reviewer: loose overhang - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 23, 2012
Subject: A great weekend in San Fransisco
So there I was standing at the side of I5 trying to hitch a ride back north to Canada after spending a few weeks climbing in Yosemite when some fine folks from LA stopped and asked me if I'd like to join them in San Fransisco to help them help their cousin move out of his house AND to attend the free concert in Golden Gate Park featuring The Dead. Lucky me. I had a place to stay, some excellent people to show me the sights of the great city and a concert to look forward to.

I'm not a huge fan of the Dead, but they did put on a pretty good show and the experience of mingling with the crowd and the very uniqueness of it all made it one of those peak life moments. One thing that did surprise me was how large Grace Slick had become.
Reviewer: barreramusic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 5, 2012
Subject: Rokin' Show!
I've had a copy of this show for the longest...one of my all time fav's.
Reviewer: btmcp - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2011
Subject: The jam after Truckin IS an Eleven jam
The reason the song "The Eleven" is called "The Eleven" is because of its time signature. The time signature is in 11/8. 11/8 time means that there are 11 beats per measure and each beat is represented by an eight note. 1 2 3, 4 5 6, 7 8 9, 10 11. 1 2 3, 4 5 6, 7 8 9, 10 11...
An "Eleven Jam" does not necessarily have to sound like "The Eleven" the way a traditional jam might sound like its birth song. As long as the time signature is 11/8 (and this jam certainly is - just count along with it) it can rightfully be called "The Eleven Jam".
Another example of this is "The Seven", much more rarely played.
Reviewer: GDAEN - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 14, 2011
Subject: I just realized this is maybe the worst butchering of Truckin' lyrics ...
I've listened to this show for years - almost every Saturday ... but never realized until now just how bad the Truckin' lyrics are.
The 2nd & penultimate verses were not sung at all ...
Reviewer: Since 77 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2011
Subject: Wonderful stuff!
Yeah, I have to say that I don't know what's not to like about this show. In parts the playing is a little "loose," but the great tones and very creative playing make up for any nitpicky issues of tightness. I love '74 and I love '76. This show has elements of both, yet is quite unique in its own right. I can't think of another show that compares real closely to this one in terms of style. Hard to single out high points; there are simply too many places in this show that make your jaw drop (or at least an eyebrow raise) and say, "Whoa, this is some really cool playing!"
The overall playing and the audio itself sounds good to my ears. Puts a smile on my face. Five stars, no kidding!
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 24, 2010
Subject: agree w/ Dylan M
the jam after truckin' is NOT the Eleven, this and the '11/4' jam from 81(?) can't touch the real song.

pretty nice show, but as others have said, a bit heavy on the slop factor relative to 8/13/75 and most of '74 or '76...
Reviewer: j'o - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2010
Subject: A Day in The Park
Heavenly, we bailed on painting the house when we heard the show was happening. I was 16 and had had my license for a month or so. Weeeeewwhoooooo onto gg park and find some nice trees to climb and watch for awhile. Beyond that it was a great feeling to be with... so many off the grid folks. Beautiful amazing gathering. A jam with friends at home. Totally different than tour. Could be nice if there had been more time outs like 1975.
Reviewer: gratefuldiver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2010
Subject: Don't discount this version!
I don't tend to review performances--way too subjective. To this 77 fan, the worst show from May of that year is better than anything from, say, a half decade of the late 80s. That being said, 09/28/75 sounds like a live concert as opposed to the tentative, studio-like feel to the GAMH show.

As for sound quality, after reading H. Seamon's comparison of the Fink and Ashley versions for use in his Matrix, I gave a serious listen to both. Contrary to my expectations, the Fink version has some real advantages--channel separation being the most obvious. (J. Ashley, I still humbly bow to you and your amazing work.) It's a matter of personal taste, but to any serious collector, I recommend listening to this version.

...__[8]o
Reviewer: Malbuff - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 11, 2010
Subject: From the memory banks
I was at this show, arrived late, during Jefferson Starship's set. I'd been out most of the previous night, didn't even hear the Dead rumors until Marty Balin announced it from stage.

Chilly day, but a great show. I will clarify, for those still wondering, that it was indeed Matthew Kelly on harmonica. I recognized him right away because Kingfish had been busy at the time and I was at several of their shows.

For a 19-year-old Deadhead who'd arrived in town just a month earlier, to actually be there for a free show in Golden Gate Park was indescribable. It's a good thing cell phones weren't invented yet, because I'd've been calling up all my friends back East, saying "You ain't gonna believe this!"
Reviewer: verylazylightning - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 12, 2010
Subject: Somewhat Atypical Dead
Great fun to listen to when you want something a
little different from the boys. Tonally quite dissimilar from the other offerings of a very strange year (1975). Contrast with the Great American Music Hall classic, which to my ears
comes across as a more sophisticated, challenging
effort while retaining that endearing "chunk-a-chunk" quality unique to the period (sorry, that's the best way I can describe it).
I'm certainly not complaining, but the quality
of the recording seems to vary over time, while
never being near unacceptably low. Still, on GDTRFB in particular and in other stretches, doesn't it sound like they're playing through
really cheap or borrowed equipment? But it fits
the honky-tonk, unaffected style of the playing.
Strange stuff, definitely worth the listen!
Reviewer: jsunsh - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 11, 2010
Subject: take a step back,,,
in time...WOW I have this buried on a reel to reel somewhere in my archives and just as a whim dialed it up as I cleaned my kitchen tonight...there is such a fun and loose feel to this show. The band is obviously having a ball and playing their collective ass off. This is one of a kind from a special point in GD history- the "vacation". Such an interesting stylistic edge to this performance - nothing like the '74 marathons and nothing like the '76 lighter mellower Dead (which I loved also). I remember missing the band in '74 thus having to wait an extra year 'til '76 to catch 'em again when I first acquired this tape. As i said its been on my shelf for ages - glad I checked it out again - wholeheartedly agree with whomever said - turn this one on and CRANK IT!
Reviewer: Active8Now - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 29, 2009
Subject: This was a surprise!
I rarely wander into the 1975 woods and how surprise I was to find this living there!! It's got some of the most free and confident Garcia guitar you'll find anywhere. Just listen to Franklin's Tower! And Truckin'!! Turn it up loud and just let it take you for a magic carpet ride. What a delight!
Reviewer: cb18201 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 19, 2009
Subject: how can some people bash this show?
while i know the majority didnt, it makes me laugh how some people can. this show is really awesome, the great american music hall show is great too but there is something different about this show, i think the jams here are a little more spacey. the quality of this board is certainly the best one on here imo. the auds are cool to listen to for the audience reaction too. i honestly dont hear anything "sloppy" about this show. all the playing sounds pretty tight to me, maybe there are a few very small mistakes but nothing really noticable. this version of "they love each other" is really different sounding and i love it. a great "help on the way" followed by an epic "slipknot" and a rockin "franklins tower" are a few more heady tracks. the harmonica is also a nice and quite rare addition. i wish it was a little louder so it can be heard better but it is still audible. give this show a listen for sure, this is a gem from a year where the shows were few an far between (actually just few, they were all in San Fran) and they were making music that sounded like nothing they had ever played before and after this period never wrote anything that sounded like this stuff again. everyone whos heard the Blues for Allah album knows what im talking about, just the sound quality of the album and their instruments and even the way they are playing. enjoy!
Reviewer: NRPS - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 28, 2008
Subject: Great Show!
Can someone help me download this?! My new computer came with Vista and I am beyond confused! Please Help!
SwanSong_79@hotmail.com

Thank you to the Archive and to the tapers!
Reviewer: CricKeT420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 25, 2008
Subject: Thumbs up!
This has always been one of my favorites. Such a jewel to listen too. Great sounding recording.
Reviewer: the_psychedelic_ranger - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2008
Subject: I love this show!!!
always has been one of my favs....
grabbed this one among others before they pulled them...
anybody need a copy, i'll b&p..
shoot me an email to do so..
hippyjamez@hotmail.com
peas
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 11, 2007
Subject: The Eleven Jam, answered
I guess you could say that the jam after truckin' is an "Eleven Jam", but since I navigated the show because it supposedly sported the "only Eleven" post 68'-69' and the hedeys of Saint>William Tell>Eleven, I have to say I was let down by this label. While Phil's base twinges might smell of The Eleven and Jerry's progesssions also might beat around the bush, we never get an official confirmation. Infact, I dont nesssesarily think that they even inteded it, just a misleading label.

But it does make sense for 75 considering this was their "hiadous" year, playing only few and far between as opposed to every waking moment of the year. This leaves room for some non-traditional bust outs (King Solomans) but I can't buy that the "Truckin'" jam is an "Eleven Jam", just because it would insult the original versions which were flowing with excitement, acidic fluidity, and tight group formation. This jam is too loose and jazzy to be considered that.

Rest of the setlist is good, but like others have been saying, refer to One From The Vault for a better example from this time period. Yeah, also a sick TLEO, transending the old versions to a newer, slower, reggae thang, kinda of like Good Lovin' from 1976-12-31 at Cow Palace. Worth your listen, historically and musically (but the "Eleven Jam" is bullshit)
Reviewer: ManchesterCitizen - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 29, 2007
Subject: Yes, Matthew Kelly! - The Eleven Jam?
According to Deadbase X: Matt Kelly plays on "Music" & "BIODTL"

Deadbase X also refers to "Jam" as "The Eleven Jam," although myself and others cannot hear "The Eleven" anywhere in "Jam." Anybody have any notes or ideas on this one?

Decent show all around. Short but sweet one-setter. Historically significant due to year, decent quality recording.
Reviewer: GratefulDavo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 29, 2007
Subject: great show
A great show in 1975, good sound. Some songs have a loose feel. "One from the vault" is a great show also from 1975 and might be better but this is still a Great show. "One from the vault" has some different songs and was a different setting, It was their maiden Voyage concert at the Great American Music Hall for "Blues For Allah". This show was performed at Golden Gate Park about 5 weeks later, it has a similar feel. It's kinda the sister show to "One from the Vault" show. Both of these shows, in parts sound just like Blues for Allah, in sound tone, quality and in instumentation. This show has a great laid back energy. Great jams. Jerry's playin' and vocals are beautful. Bob's singing is tight. Phil, Bill and Mickey what a rhythm section. Keith is complementing. Donna does Donna good. Who's playin the harmonica? "Help on the way/Slipknot" amazing. "They love each other "solo, Wow Jerry, Does it again during his second pass on the solo, wow!. "Franklin's Tower' Jerry is fired up. 'Stronger than dirt or Milkin' that turkey" aka King Solomon's Marbles is awesome.
Great show for 1975 and there weren't very many.
Reviewer: gruUbic - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2007
Subject: 9-28-75
FUN and SB sound
mellow 75th
yet....dozed
Reviewer: Finster Baby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2007
Subject: Enjoyable
Very interesting show. Especially enjoyed everything from Help thru to Franklin's.
Very interesting version of Slipknot.
Reviewer: zipper - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 7, 2007
Subject: GREAT!
BLOWEN AWAY WHEN WE SAW IT. SOMEBODY SAID THEY COULDN'T HEAR WHAT THEY WERE MISSING, IT WAS -IS SO HIGH ENERGY. JUST A FEW SHOWS THAT YEAR, AND KEITH ON ELECTRIC KEYS!IF NOTHING ELSE THEY SURE HAD A FUN, YOU COULD -CAN, HEAR IT. ANY PIX YOU SEE ALWAYS SMILING JER WAS VERY HAPPY THAT DAY.A VERY FUN DAY MUSICALY AND IN EVERY OTHER WAY
Reviewer: unclejohnnyd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 29, 2006
Subject: Five Stars!
How could anyone not love this show? Extremely one of a kind. I've had the tape - audience tape - for years and a couple few years ago recieved the CD. I made a point to look for the AUDIENCE tape over the soundboard and I'd recommend that choice to anyone. First of all the audience recording sounds excellent, everything is captured in the mix. Very punchy cool sound and the crowd / show ambiance is captured perfectly. With all the hub bub with the baby and all this is clearly an example where the audience recording is a much superior choice to the SBD. I'd like to make the same case for 7-27-03 watkins glenn soundcheck - I'll take the audience ( capturing even Billy's crisp symbols ) over the SBD ANY day of the week.
Reviewer: DTSECOFR21 - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 9, 2006
Subject: Hmmmm...okay
Sound Quality 3.5; Show Quality 3.0. I'm not sure what I'm missing here.
Reviewer: tamedturtle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 21, 2006
Subject: love this year
short year only four shows but boy were they hot have had this tape for a long long time and i still break it out as a perenial good stuff on here the truck>11 sweet sweet love the 1st opening with help slip and closing with frank great set and i love golden gate park combination makes a remarkable show experience not quite a 5 but a heavy 4
Reviewer: ScarletPetunia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2006
Subject: Best of the four '75 shows!!!
Couldn't disagree more. This show buries 8/13. They're letting it rip and having a blast!
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 5, 2006
Subject: So What!
The guys are not even close to playing as tight as 8/13/75. That said, this show is packed with
amazing jazzy jams & leads! They also take a some chances and it pays off!
Reviewer: skuzzlebutt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 4, 2006
Subject: Kicks Butt!!!!!
I'll go ahead and indulge in some heresy here by saying that I think this beats the Music Hall show by a comfortable margin (and that's saying something). Maybe it was because of the less formal setting but this show is looser (in a good way) and seems to have more kick. They're showcasing the new stuff, of course, but there's still a just a slight hint of the old '73-'74 "take off" feeling to the jams.

Not sure what the comment below about the sound was referring to; my copy sounds great.
Reviewer: Ellerson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 7, 2006
Subject: sweetness!
I used to have a cassette copy of this show and it was always one my favorites of the collection. Alas, I lent to an old ski buddy of mine (Ryan, are you reading this??!! :-) ) in Maine and I haven't seen it since...

Anyway, I always dug this show a lot as it has a more loosey goosey & fun feel than does the exceptionally tight and crisp GAMH show.

Unfortunately, I missed the free download time at this great site....but the streaming is still sweet as Vermont maple syrup.

If anyone is willing to work out a trade or something for a SBD of this show, by all means, send me a note!

ellerson418@hotmail.com
Reviewer: 1970Junkie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 3, 2006
Subject: Solid Show
Great set list, good sound quality, memorable venue and time in the Dead's career. 4 1/2 stars.
Reviewer: familiarfan - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 10, 2005
Subject: Think of others
I live in what basically equals out to be a nursing home. But, anyway , a old lady with an oxegyen tank seemed to enjoy that version of Franklin's Tower.
Relax, Jerry Garcia isn't your understudy or anything.
Reviewer: doodoopie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 7, 2005
Subject: first live dead show i ever heard
I wasnt a fan of the dead untill i was in about 9th grade (my freind gave me this show)I was instantly hooked..before that I had only heard album /(radio)dead material,this show was (and still is) my fav. show :)
Reviewer: octothorp - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2005
Subject: Great show, nearly great sound
They're certainly "on" in this show. Sound quality is just the slightest bit soft, but this could actually be a 5-star show in fact.
Reviewer: earthbra - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 29, 2005
Subject: rookie me
For me, this show is in the first-tape-syndrome-therefore-love-it category. 'twas one of my first live dead listens as a middle schooler and i'll always love this particular show. i need the soundboard copy here just for, if nothing else, the woman having a baby during the show, bobby clarifying for the crowd that Truckin' is NOT pronounced Truck-ing. also, the slipknot is pretty nuggy on this occasion.
worth a listen if nothing else.
Reviewer: JacobSlay - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 30, 2005
Subject: Hearing something different
Dissenting voice and i are hearing something different this is a really good show from a special time. I also love 75 Dead and the sound quaility here is great. I wish i could have been there.
Reviewer: grendelschoice - favoritefavorite - September 29, 2005
Subject: A dissenting voice
I hate to do this, really....but i'm VERY disappointed with this show based on the glowing reviews i've read here.

This is sloppy stuff...the band feels like it's still trying to get together the Blues for Allah material (they probably are) and there are mistakes galore in both the playing and lyrics...this show compares not even close to the One from the Vault version of the virtually same set list which blows this out of the water.

There's just no power to the playing here...the very opening notes of "Help" will confirm that, and while, yes, the Slipknot is pretty good, it doesn't make up for the weak Help lead-in. The Franklin's is equally tepid and Jerry clearly isn't used to the song yet, both in words and music.

Things do pick up with the post Truckin jam into GDTRFB but other than that and a fairly different sounding TLEO--sort of halfway between the early fast version and later slower versions, this show is nothing to get excited about.

Sorry, but i'm calling this one like I hear it.
Reviewer: dr. flashback - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 28, 2005
Subject: Happy Anniversary !!
Hard to believe it's been 30 years since this magical "retirement" show. They're about as close to home base as they could be - Golden Gate Park, and boy do they deliver the goods! A fine, crisp SBD for the ears, and this may be the very first show where Jerry plays his new custom built Travis Bean guitar. The star of Set One is naturally the Help>Slipknot, played slowly but deliberately and they bring off the complex riffs with flying colors. The rest of Set One is average to good, with a reggae TLEO and a hot Big River the other standouts for me.
Then Set Two shows that though they've been off the road for almost a year, they definitely haven't forgotten how to jam. Jerry really shines on the Truckin Jam, now with 2 drummers weaving texture into the groove. Keith's Fender Rhodes work is very tasty here as well. The Stronger Than Dirt Jam is amazingly fast, fluid and exciting all the way.The whole Set Two sounds easily as good as any 1977 show. If all the 1976 shows were this good, that year would be in competition with 1977 big time!
Then they blow it out with a blazing version of NFA and GDTRFB where the whole band seems to be saying "We're back folks!" A little two disc wonder, short on long jams, but a real pearl nonetheless.
Don't be cryin' if they release this one before you get it - get it now! Trip back 30 years to a time when Saturday Night Live was brand new, there was plenty of Dazed and Confused to go around, and an honest, intelligent peanut farmer was about to be President. Highly recommended and a rare classic!
Dr. flashback :-)
Reviewer: aloharob - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 24, 2005
Subject: Kickin'....
Just a smokin' show all the way around. I love '75 Dead and this one sure doesn't dissapoint. Jerry's in the f-in' ZONE. Check out the sublime GDTRFB and the killer Truckin' jam. Wow... download this gem and you won't be sorry.
Reviewer: maprow - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2005
Subject: Matthew Kelly on harp???
To vadead and other archive.org fans:

I've know Matthew Kelly for over 10 years now and have done several gigs (I'm a drummer) in Thailand with Kingfish and even one with Matthew and Bobby Weir in Jan 1996. Anyway, after reading your post I sent Matthew and email asking him if he played at this show. Here's his reply:

"As far as me having played harp with the Dead in 1975 in Golden Gate park,the time lines all seem to fit, but I have no recollection of it. However,I do believe that you definitely used the appropropriate term when you referred to the "cobwebs of my mind". Afterall, things were pretty hazy back then and there's a veritable plethera of gigs that people assure me that I have done, with pictures and tapes to prove their case of which I have absolutely no recollection whatsoever. So in answer to your question ,who knows??
"
Reviewer: vadead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2005
Subject: Overlooked
This is one of my favorites! I have the audience version of this show and I miss the audience response to the new material. I also miss the baby announcement as well as a guy near the stage yelling , "we love it" during Franklin's Tower. Still this is a 5 star show if I've ever heard one!!!By the way, for the first time I can hear a harmonica, is it Matthew Kelly?
Reviewer: Jimi @ Holy Grail Studios - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2005
Subject: Great '75 Show!
Great performance,good recording.Download now.
Reviewer: shallwego - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 4, 2005
Subject: ur darn tootin'
giddy-up!
Reviewer: ming - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 2, 2005
Subject: Short good show
This is Far superior to the muddy tape I've had. Now I can hear it! Got a great laid back rockin' feel, and that ain't no oxymoron. Isn't this the show where Phil asks for a doctor as someone is having a baby? Not all songs fit onto one CD, so I may have deleted that part. They do sound "in-between" eras here and it sounds fresh, straight to the point, a mistake here and there, but a damn fine listen.
Reviewer: panicfan93 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2005
Subject: 10 days old
I was just a babe of ten days old when this show was played. This gives it a nice sentimental feel for me. That not withstanding, the show itself is pretty interesting. Rare Help>Slipknot w/o the Franklin followup. Excellent sound. Nice funky feel with Phil very high in the mix. Good show from a thin year in Dead history.
Reviewer: brendanmcauley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 3, 2004
Subject: It's all true!
Everything the previous reviewers have said i agree with 100%.

I just need to underscore that the pitch in Jerry's guitar is just awesome. It is metalic and as heavy-metal-ized as it will ever be, especially noticeable in Franklins Tower. In fact, crank up your stereo and check out Franklins. The jam that jerry literally just rips into has a life of its own.

Download this show and realize why the dead are so distinctly a jam band. The franklins jam is such raw jamming by Jerrry. He wants it bad!
Reviewer: BluesforAllah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 4, 2004
Subject: Just a few seconds....
of listening to this and you will be convinced
to download this for yourself. No need to sell
you here, Jerry Garcia's guitar does all that for
me. Just an excellent Help>Slipknot!
Why are you reading this!? Just download the sucker!
Reviewer: flashbackmagic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 27, 2004
Subject: wow
that lead in Franklins DID bring down the house. Short but so sweet! Out of nowhere too.
Great feeling thru-out the show, Music never stopped a little lack luster, but acceptable. Going over to check out that American Music hall show. Havnt spent too much time in 75 as there isn't much there to listen too, but glad I made the venture. Sweet Slipknot, really grabbed my attention, along with Jerrys lead 4 minutes into GDTRFB
Reviewer: Mountainman1969 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2004
Subject: I like it
I've been watching the reviews for months now and listening to the top 20 as it has evolved. And I don't know that this is the Holy Grail. But, there's something magical about this one. They don't hide the fact that they're way out there that day. The sound quality is wonderful. It's strong and raw, yet warm and fuzzy. The set list is odd in that it is devoid of the typical warm up songs. They get lucid right out of the gate and stay that way. The jerrysite has pics from that day. I know we'll find more gems but I'm happy to add this one to my rapidly growing collection. Meanwhile I'll keep searching for the Holy Grail.
Reviewer: sheikyerbouti - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 1, 2004
Subject: This does not get going till farther into the show
It's wierd they seem to be at a crossroads literally and figuratively and Jerry et al do not seem sure how they want to sound - it's almost as if there was a concious effort to rebrand after '74 witness TLEO oddest sounding version ever like a holiday inn band.... but the hot jam out of truckin lets you know they still have it and he prob reached back into what he knew best thats when they start clicking on this stronger than dirt>not fade hot - for me the rest of this is sort of a novelty more than anything else....
Reviewer: metaldeadhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 22, 2004
Subject: BEST HELP-SLIPKNOT EVER!!
Wow just here the help-slip-nothing hotter i'll tell you that right know,phil is just strumming that bass,"INCREDIBLE"!The rest of the show is just incredible,a great show to take a break for a while,simply the dead in there prime,if it ain't 5 I don't know what is!Get it now.
Reviewer: mil2k - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 13, 2004
Subject: Free Concert
This was the only free show in the park for years. Rumors for months. Top ten shows I have ever seen. Jefferson Starship opened. Transition Blues For Allah materail. Sound that day was awesome. Jams were stellar. Franklin was new, but the crowd loved it right away.
Reviewer: Franchi$e - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2004
Subject: Saucy
To me, this is a quasi-One from the Vault show. A lot of the same material from the very same era. Kind of a shaky start, but it cooks up pretty quickly. Nice 6 minute Slipknot!, a very nice TLEO, and Jerry TEARS into the main lead break on Franklin's. The sound is excellent, and if you listen real close, you'll hear someone playing harmonica on some of the songs (and pretty well, too - it's too bad it isn't louder in the mix. Was that just some freak cranking up the harp in the front row, or is it just too quiet in the mix?)
I give it 4, just because the American Music Hall show is superior, and the remastering they did on it is so great - it's hard to imagine listening to this show all that often...but it does have its share of gems, no doubt.
Reviewer: fez_43 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 11, 2004
Subject: some comments
what a spectacular show! I had not heard this show before it was posted here, and most of my experience with 1975 comes from the 'one from the vault' recording. This show is even better in my opinion, with an amazing versions of help>slip>music and TLEO to kick it off. Add in a slow, funky, syncopated franklins and its a classic. sounds amazing too!
Reviewer: DarkPigeon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 30, 2004
Subject: yes
I'm really enjoying this show. a really crisp sound. Also, some self-deprecating humor with the crowd...worth checking out. I wish i could have been there.
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